New federal credit card rules no longer allow at-home parents to list the family’s income when applying for credit cards.
"That means anyone who doesn’t earn her own income, such as a stay-at-home mom, will have a much harder time qualifying for her own credit card,” U.S. News reported.
More and more people are choosing to work from home and this comes with advantages and disadvantages. I for one love working partly at home, but it can be difficult with kids running around and distractions that pop up on a daily basis.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. - Alice Walker
Why only one day for Mothers?
I’m devoting the whole month of May to women everywhere, and mothers in particular, for we have one of the toughest tasks in the world - raising the next generation.
Molly Fienning was on the flight line waiting for her husband Ted, a Marine Corps fighter pilot, to fly home from a deployment in early 2010 when she had the "Aha!" moment for what was to become the start of her entrepreneurial life.
Molly describes the day:
I like to observe (and write about!) the mom culture.
The following is a guest post from Jeff Branc, co-founder of Exact Magic
Despite the 3.5 million news stories about the Hilary Rosen/Ann Romney cataclysm, a surprising number of critical issues affecting working and stay-at-homes moms DIDN'T get covered as both Democratic and Republican political machines postured endlessly about American motherhood today.
When a teenager, I always swore to myself that I would never be dependent on a man. I was going to have my own, successful career, I would have my own, separate bank account, and if my husband and I had shared finances, I would know everything about them down to the penny.
What is the real reason for the intense public reaction ignited by Hilary Rosen’s criticism of Ann Romney? Ann Romney is a homemaker. She raised five sons. She worked hard. Is it a full-time job? Absolutely. Does it pay well? For most women, other than Ann Romney, it does not. So as a
Okay, so maybe you don’t know Jessica Simpson. I don’t either. But I know plenty of women just like her.